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Homecoming and Revival at Malone's Chapel Baptist Church
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Narcissist Support Group

A 12-step support group for narcissist abuse will be held every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Community Complex in the art room. This is a free support group and you are encouraged to attend if you are, or have been, a victim of narcissist abuse.



Are you raising a relative child or need housing assistance? For more information on assistance and support, please contact Melissa Allison at the Upper Cumberland Development District toll-free at 1-0800-275-8233. A support group meeting will be held for relatives caring for relative children during the month. Please contact Melissa Allison at 931-476-4127. If you are interested in attending this meeting. For housing assistance, while caring for a minor child, please contact Myra Walker at 931-432-4111.


Jefferson Cemetery Decoration, May 7

Will hold their decoration on May 7, 2023 with a business meeting at 11 a.m. and a fellowship meal to follow. The party for the immediate Jones family will be held Saturday night May 6, 2023 in the basement of the Jefferson Baptist Church.

Send donations to Woody Adcock, 1283 Jefferson Rd., Smithville, Tn 37166.



Grief Support Meetings

Grief can be one of the hardest processes you’ll ever have to go through. But you don’t have to do it alone. Come join them for a completely FREE, 8-week program to help you process your grief in a healthy manner.

They will be having day and evening classes for you to choose from or come to both sessions. There’s no commitment or obligation to be at every session.

Day Sessions-Thursdays, at 1 p.m.
Night Sessions-Mondays, at 6 p.m.

The Meeting Room at Haven of Hope, 301 West Main Street, Smithville (Also known as The Magnolia House-They are at the corner of S. Mountain and West Main Streets. Parking will be in the lot on S. Mountain Street across from the hair salon next door to them

If you have any questions, please contact Chelene at Haven of Hope, 615-597-467



Veterans Service Officer Ready to Assist

Are you a veteran in need of assistance? DeKalb County has a Veteran's Service Officer ready to help you, not only with filing claims, but for conversations about your service.

Retired military service officer Bill Rutherford is located on the first floor of the DeKalb County Courthouse and is ready to offer assistance. He is available for in-office visits each Tuesday and Thursday or can be reached by telephone at any time at 615-560-3610. DeKalb County appreciates the service of all veterans and is proud to provide this service.


Al-Anon & AA meetings

Meetings on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church 105 Edgewood Avenue, McMinnville, TN 37110.


UCHRA Commodity Distribution

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for DeKalb County on Thursday, April 27, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the DeKalb County UCHRA Office. Sign-up wil be available at the distribution site.

 The Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. This project is funded by the State of Tennessee.


DCHS to Host Special Needs Prom

DeKalb County High School is making plans for this year’s “Blast from the Past” special needs prom to be hosted by the DCHS Service Society May 5th. Sponsors are needed to help support the event “We need sponsors for our special needs prom. The money we raise will be used to feed the students a full meal, buy plates and utensils, buy each honored guest a crown or tiara, and decorate the cafeteria where the prom will be held,” said Sara Young, Mathematics Instructor and Service Society Sponsor. For more information contact Sara Young at or Amee Cantrell at Checks may be made to the DCHS Service Society


Discipleship Class

Every other Tuesday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the DeKalb Community Complex, 712 S. Congress Blvd., Smithville, TN 37166. The dates are May 2, 16, 30 of 2023.


Homecoming and Revival at Malone's Chapel Baptist Church

You are invited to the Homecoming and dinner at the Malone's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday May 7th @10 a.m. with the Worship Service @ 11a.m. with Brother Seth Presley and lunch to follow the service on the church grounds. Brothers & Sisters in Christ will be featured to close out the day. The Revival will begin Mon. May 8th thru Fri. May 12th with Brother Clayton Lee Sr. preaching. The song leader is Scotty Barrett with the following singers. Mon.-Triston Pope, Tues.- Right on Time, Wed.- Barbara Green, Thurs.-Ali Presley and Fri.- The Gilbert Family. Services will start @ 7 p.m. nightly


Cripps Cemetery Docoration Day, May 7

Decoration day for the Cripps Cemetery locate on Jackson Hollow road in Temperance Hall will be on Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 2 p.m. Donations/checks can be made to Tyler Cripps 3736 New Hope Road, Alexandria, Tennessee, 37012.


School Calendar for 2022-23 Year

The school calendar is set for the 2022-23 yearDeKalb County students and teachers will have a full week off for fall break October 17-21, Thanksgiving November 21-25, and a two week break for Christmas December 21 to January 4. December 20 will be an abbreviated day. Students will return to school after the Christmas holiday on January 5, 2023. Schools will also be closed for Labor Day September 5, Dr. Martin Luther King Day January 16, President’s Day February 20, and Good Friday April 7. The last day of school will be May 24, 2023. Report cards will be issued at all schools on October 10, January 9, March 14, and May 24. Parent teacher conferences will be held at DCHS from 3-6 p.m. on October 10 and March 14 and at all the other schools, DWS, NES, SES, and DMS from 3-6 p.m. on October 13 and March 16.